Chemistry Newsletter - 11/17/2008

 


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Chemistry Newsletter



XXXII - No. 37 November 17th, 2008

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39th Annual Shakhashiri Holiday Lecture Sold Out!

Professor Shakhashiri will present the 39th Annual Holiday Lecture on Saturday, December 6th, and Sunday, December 7th, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. each day. Admission is by ticket only.

All available tickets have been distributed.

If you received tickets that you are not going to use, please return them to the WISL/Patti Puccio mail box (lower left corner) as soon as possible so they may be given to those on our long waiting list. The program will be broadcast by Wisconsin Public Television on: Sunday, Dec 21, at 7:00 am; Wednesday, Dec 24, at 10:30 am; Thursday, Dec 25, at 1:30 pm; Sunday, Dec 28, at 8:00 am; The program will also be broadcast on the Wisconsin Channel (21.2 in Madison) on: Wednesday, Dec 24, at 9:00 pm; Thursday, Dec 25, at 2:00 pm; Friday, Dec 26, at 8:00 am. In other locations, check local PBS listings for broadcast times.

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2008 Dates of Finance/Department Meetings in November and December

Nov. 18: Department Meeting

Nov. 25: Finance Committee

Dec. 2: Finance Committee

Dec. 9: NO MEETING

Dec. 16: Department Meeting

Dec. 23: Finance Committee, if necessary

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SEMINARS

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Arthur L. Utz, Tufts University. “Bond-Selective Control of a Heterogeneously Catalyzed Reaction”

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Friday, November 21st, 2008 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor John Moore, UW-Madison. “The Chemical Education Digital Library: A New Online Resource for Teachers and Students”

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Friday, November 21st, 2008 - Special Materials Modeling Seminar, 12:30 p.m., Room 106 ERB. Derek Middlemiss, Stoney Brook University. “First Principles Simulations of transition Metal Compounds: Magnetism, Crystal Field Excitations and Spin Transitions”

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Friday, November 21st, 2008 - EC&T Seminar, 12:05 p.m., 102 Water Science & Engineering Lab. Roger Bannerman, WDNR. “Saving Our Urban Waterways - the Role of Stormwater Management”

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Monday, November 24th, 2008 - Special Physical Chemistry Seminar, 1:00 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry. Professor Yn-Hwang Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. “Thermoheological Complexity in Polystyrene Melts and Breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein Relation in /o/-Terphenyl”

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Gerhard Hummer, NIDDK. “Molecules Under Tension: Theory of Single Molecule Force Spectroscopy”

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Monday, December 1st, 2008 - Theoretical Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 8335 Chemistry Building. Professor Wei Yang, Florida State University. “Orthogonal Space Random Walk: A Possible Avenue Leading Biomolecular Simulation to the Quantitative Regime”

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Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor David Manolopolus, University of Oxford. “Chemical Reaction Rates from Ring Polymer Molecular Dynamics”

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Ilan Benjamin, University of California. “Relaxation and Reactions at Water Surfaces”

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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Bern Kohler, Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor William L. Hase, Texas Tech University. “Dynamics and Kinetics of Heat Transfer at Nano-Scale Interfaces”

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Friday, February 13th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Tim Donohue, Director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Center, UW-Madison, Department of Bacteriology.

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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Troy Van Voorhis, MIT. “Exploring Electron Transfer: From Simple Photochemistry to Energy Conversion”

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Kristie Boering, University of California.

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Austen Angell, Arizona State University. “The Art and Science of Supercooling:” “Ideal Glassformers” vs “Ideal Glasses”

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Doug Weibel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biochemistry.

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Paul Hergenrother, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - McElvain Seminar in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Sunney Xie, Harvard.

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Andrew Phillips, University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Friday, April 3rd, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Lawrence Dahl, UW-Madison.

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Monday, April 6th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 1:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 - John E. Willard Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor James G. Anderson, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel T. Hess, University of Maine.

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Friday, April 17th, 2009 - Department Colloquium, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dr. Helmut Schwartz, Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Chemie, and President, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 - Bernstein Lectures in Physical Chemistry, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Raphael D. Levine, Hebrew University.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 - Organic Chemistry - Abbott Lectures, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Dave Evans, Harvard University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Professor Samuel I. Stupp, Northwestern University.

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. William Roush, Scripps.

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 - Physical Chemistry Seminar, 11:00 a.m., Room 1315 Chemistry building. Professor Lewis Kay, University of Toronto.

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Tuesday May 5th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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Wednesday, May 6 th, 2009 - Organic Chemistry Hirschmann Seminar, 3:30 p.m., Room 1315 Chemistry Building. Prof. Barry Trost, Stanford University.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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None For This Newsletter

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FACULTY POSITIONS/TEMPORARY FACULTY/ACADEMIC POSITIONS

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Chemistry Faculty Position in the Energy for the Future Initiative at the University of California, Davis. The UC Davis Department of Chemistry http://www.chem.ucdavis.edu, invites applications for an open-rank Chemistry faculty position associated with the UC Davis Energy for the Future Initiative targeting major energy issues facing California and the nation. Online applications are available at: http://energy.ucdavis.edu. This website also provides further information about the Energy for the Future Initiative, which brings a total of fourteen new faculty positions to the campus, including a total of four positions in the Chemistry Department to be filled over a 2-3 year period. This position targets fundamental energy relevant chemistry in a biological or bioinspired context. Biological, inorganic, and physical chemists working in this area will be considered. This position is open to all rank levels. A competitive candidate will present a strong research program in chemistry and an interest in actively participating in the UC Davis Energy Institute, as well as demonstrating a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry or a related discipline is required. The position is open until filled; but to assure full consideration, online applications should be submitted no later than November 21, 2008, for a targeted start date of July 1, 2009.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AND/OR JOBS

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None For This Newsletter

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